Category Archives: News

Ransomware! Cyber Data Napping! What?

From the Desk of David F. Wiley, Director of IT The bad guys seem to be targeting every type of business and government sites these days. They are checking for the soft targets: “and crowded places—a term more recently used—are typically defined as locations or environments that are easily accessible, attract large numbers of people […]

Additional Death Records Hitting the SSADMF this Weekend

Here ye, here ye: big news! This weekend marks another round of death record updates to the Social Security Administration Death Master File (SSADMF). On June 22, 2019, we’ll receive 6,500 historical death records in addition to our normal death record update. Any of these that apply to your population, we’ll be sure to apply […]

What the FWAC?

May 20, 2019 What the FWAC is right! Did you see the recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General that discovered California’s overpayment to the tune of 71 million dollars in Medicaid payments? That’s a lot of money that’s being paid for deceased beneficiaries. And California isn’t […]

Leading the Way in the Death Audit Industry

From the Desk Of IT When LifeStatus360 first started, we looked around at the current competitors and asked our customers, who, in some cases used our competitors’ services, “What do you want? What do you need? What is missing in your current solution?” The overwhelming answers? More Data Sources Increased Delivery Speed Ease of use […]

Death Master File Improvement Project: New Additions

January 21, 2019 In fiscal year 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will add nearly three million (3,000,0000) death records to the publicly available Death Master File (DMF). Following a review by the National Technical Information System (NTIS), the records were determined as necessary to be included in the DMF. Schedule of Death Record Improvements […]

2018: Year in Review & Looking Forward to 2019

January 15, 2019 Oh, boy, 2018 was a heck a year for data hacks and breaches! Some of the biggest security breaches in 2018 include (Top 5 according to Business Insider): Aadhar: 1.1 billion Marriott-Starwood Hotels: 500 million Exactis: 340 million MyFitness Pal: 150 million Quora: 100 million Others included in the list for the […]

Daily Death Audits: Time is Money

September 24, 2018 From the desk of David F. Wiley, Director of IT: Time Is Money. Now, more than ever before with the changes made by the Social Security Administration and the pressures put on by the DOL, IRS and PGBC – time is money, and time lost is money lost. Money is the primary […]

What Happens When You Don’t Use LifeStatus360?

September 12, 2018 From the desk of David F. Wiley, Director of IT: An audit released on September 6, 2018 by the Massachusetts Office of State Auditor Suzanne Bump found that 1905 driver’s licenses were issued to deceased individuals. Most of these licenses were issued to people who died between 1988 and 2010. Now here’s the […]

The Limited Death Master File (LDMF): More Records Coming Home to Roost

August 20, 2018 From the desk of Director of IT David Wiley: The Death Master File (DMF) is a fundamental record of deaths across the United States that’s compiled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and distributed via the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The DMF is used for pension funds, financial and insurance professionals […]

SSA & NTIS to Increase Reported Deaths for Death Audit Services

April 2, 2018 Good News – Good News – Good News! This weekend’s DMF update was approximately 1 million records! With dates of death ranging from 1919 to 2019, with the majority of death dates ranging from 1938 to 1976. Next weekend,  the SSA/NTIS should release an additional 2 million previously unreported records. The new […]